This was a clean, friendly place. The operators were really lovely, and they wield a mean bottle of Tilex. The bathrooms were spotless and plentiful. I wish we'd had laundry to do, because the wash house was even nicer than mine at home.
This is an excellent campground. There is a lovely beach and a great playground. The water is potable, and you're close enough to town (Telkwa or Smithers) to run in for food or supplies. The lake is great for canoes, sailboats, motorboats, and seadoos. The lake also has a float plane base, but traffic is light and very quiet. The operators were friendly, as were other campers. Wood is $5 for a very generous bundle. The bugs were minimal. The showers are great - endless amounts of hot water in a private 'open-air' building.
I highly recommend camping in the area where fires are not permitted, as the park attracts a party crowd on the long weekends. But over in the fire-free zones (Section 30), it is lovely and peaceful. The elk in the park can be a bit unnerving, especially during their rutting season. The only drawback is the site is so large, you've got to drive to get to the showers.
The owners/operators have sold the land, but are operating the facility for another few years until the developers decide on building plans for a new commercial operation. Hence, the general upkeep and maintenance of the facilities are very poor. Things are falling apart (ie walkways, pool deck, tables, playground) and they are NOT going to repair them. Already half of the sites have been abandoned and because of the Pine Beetle Epidemic many of the trees have been harvested eliminating the last vestiges of charm that once made this campground so popular. We won't be going back.
While the campground and facilities are very clean, the attitude of the owner/operator is horrid. So much so, that we will not be returning. There are copious signs explaining the sundry rules for the facility. There is a lot of ambiant noise as the campground is located next to the highway and under the airport approach. The pool is located adjacent to the sewage dump and is very stinky. The pool hours are limited (12 noon to 9 PM) in such a manner to ensure that guests have few chances to enjoy the facility. The biggest draw for the campground is the pool, and the owner sits on her verandah and watches for even the smallest infraction. The owner dissuades people from using sunscreen or wearing UV protective clothing in the pool because it affects the pool chemicals. On this last point, she is very confrontational. The playground facility is a danger. Great lawsuit potential if your child is injured! There are too few garbage cans for the number of sites. If you have clothes in the laundry room past 10 PM, the owner locks the door and you have to wait until 6 AM to reclaim them.